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A Quebec woman who stopped her car on a highway for crossing ducks was found guilty of a fatal crash in court.

A jury concluded the victims, a motorcyclist and his daughter, died because of the woman’s actions.

25-year-old Emma Czornobaj hid her face as she left the courtroom where she was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

The verdict comes almost four years to the day after her deadly decision.

Czornobaj parked her car and left hand lane of a highway and tried to rescue a group of ducks.

Seconds later, a motorcycle crashed into her Honda Civic.

50-year-old Andre Roy and his 16-year-old daughter Jessie died of injuries sustained in the crash.

Throughout the trial, the defense called it an unfortunate accident – not a criminal act.

The defense is asking for Czornobaj not to serve any jail time.

Sentencing arguments will be heard August 8th.